OK, so Joe’s special chocolate treat for my birthday was a trip to one of those secret beauties our Arizona is so rich with, aren’t we lucky?
Chocolate Falls Arizona is truly an amazing place, there are no signs to it, you get there on a dirt road in the middle of the desert (the scenery looks like the painted desert) and suddenly you get to the river and out of nowhere you find this wonder, it truly looks like a giant chocolate magic! The falls are taller than the Niagara Falls but not many people know about them. They are dry most of the year but during March and April when the snow melt in the White Mountains of Arizona, the wonder is on, so beautiful!
Joseph and I were so excited, we took more than 400 photos! We used our newish camera Nikon D40x and I think it is the first time we really see the benefits of this amazing camera.
Here are some of the photos:
Joe convinced me to go down to the river bank with him, I was a bit reluctant as I have an aversion to heights and cliffs but at the end it was not hard at all.
I am really glad I let him convince me to do it:
And to end this wonderful day properly, Joe found some golden treat just for me, I think he loves me, I am so lucky!
How to get to the Grand Falls from Flagstaff: Take I-40 east towards Albuquerque to exit 207, turn north and go on a small road passing Cosnino until you get to a T, turn right east on Camp Townsend Winona Road, turn left unto Leupp Rd towards Darling, this road will turn into road 15, keep your eye open for a dirt road to the left marked road 70 (it is about 13 or 14 miles from the turn to Leupp Rd, just after you enter the Navajo Nation Reservation). Go on the dirt road until it reaches the Little Colorado River, just before you get to the river there is a turn to the left that will take you closer to the falls but you can get to them from the river too. Road 70 is quite an easy dirt road, we made it with a Honda Accord without any problem.